Planet Botch has announced the release of three free VST organ plugins with highly accurate sonic reproduction and some unusual features.
All three are key-splittable for simulated dual-manual operation across a single input keyboard. Here are the individual summaries.
Clonewheel VXK emulates the sound of an early 1980s “K-type” analogue clonewheel organ and was modeled alongside the actual product. It has all the expected features, including the highly distinctive electronic rotary effect, percussion with tonewheel-style monophonic envelope, classic vibrato/chorus, and the characteristic mild overdrive. The drawbar foldback is correct for the instrument, and the VSTi simulates two virtual manuals split across a single keyboard.
Vintage Ultima is an extremely versatile organ/synth VSTi, based on some of the most sophisticated analogue organs of the 1970s. The tone voices are individually selectable per footage so you can get a huge range of sounds, from a church organ, through a string machine, to a YC45D style stage organ. The Vintage Ultima also features:
- Wind and decay envelopes.
- A solid-state type rotary tremolo channel.
- A dual chorus section with vibrato.
- The long-forgotten “susverb” effect.
- A versatile attack section with “swell” capabilities.
- Variable foldback.
- Full splitting with two virtual manuals and virtual bass pedals across one input keyboard, etc.
When engaged, the bass tracks the lowest note in any left-hand chord.
Undercult is inspired by a Vox Continental Super II combo organ, but it pushes the sound through a grungey, and very convincing, close-miked tube type rotary. Once again, it’s fully splittable, with two manuals plus bass available across a single input keyboard. It can also route the sound through an onboard 1960s style guitar combo amp, or deliver a direct, untreated output. The overdrive and mic position are variable.
These plugins are available in Windows VST 32-bit plugin format. Full details and user guides can be found on the individual download pages.
More information: Planet Botch